Alleged drunken driver charged in death of woman, 81, after weekend crash
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 24-year-old Washington Township man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly caused a crash Sunday morning that killed an 81-year-old woman. Vitale was arrested following the crash which took place around 3 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of 26 Mile and Hayes roads. Alice McManus was a passenger in the F-150 and was killed in the crash, while the driver of that truck sustained non-life threatening injuries. Both people had to be extricated from the vehicle, according to police. Vitale suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment prior to being lodged at the Macomb County Jail.mlive.com
How Detroit’s Macomb County suburbs voted in 2020 presidential election
We’re taking a closer look at how Metro Detroit voted for president in the Nov. 3 General Election. Detroit’s election turnout was 49.56% -- 250,138 total votes out of 504,714 registered voters. In Oakland County, Biden won with 56.36% of the vote -- 433,982 total votes for the Democrat. Macomb County was the lone member of the tri-county region to vote red -- 53.28% of the vote was for Trump in Macomb County (264,535 votes). It was the tightest of the three major Metro Detroit counties.
President Trump holds rally in Grand Rapids tonight
Published: November 3, 2020, 12:15 am Updated: November 3, 2020, 1:15 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – President Donald Trump held d a rally in Grand Rapids late Monday night one day for Election Day. Grand Rapids was one of the last cities Trump visited in Michigan during the 2016 presidential campaign. The president stopped in Traverse City earlier Monday and Washington Township on Sunday. READ: President Donald Trump’s campaign focuses on Michigan ahead of Election Day
President Trump makes final appeal to Metro Detroit
DETROIT – President Donald Trump returned to Metro Detroit Sunday -- his second stop in the area in three days. He made a final appeal to voters in Washington Township at a packed campaign rally. Trump is hoping to win back suburban voters in the crucial Macomb County -- a county he won in 2016 by double-digits. During his rally, Trump attacked Gov. Some said they came as far away as Arizona for a final chance to see the president.
Trump holds campaign rally in Washington Township
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – President Trump campaigned in Washington Township at Total Sports Park beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1 ahead of Election Day Tuesday. This live stream has ended. On Monday, the president will be in Traverse City before holding a 10:30 p.m. rally at the Grand Rapids based Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The Traverse City event takes place 5 p.m. Monday at Cherry Capitol Airport.
President Trump returns to Macomb County, Traverse City, Grand Rapids in last days of 2020 election
President Donald Trump is storming Michigan in the two last days of the 2020 election, scheduling rallies in Macomb County, Traverse City and Grand Rapids before Nov. 3. Trump also held a rally in Grand Rapids on the night before the 2016 election. Trump flipped Macomb County in 2016 after a majority of voters there supported former President Barack Obama in 2012 and 2008. Trump won Macomb County by 12 percentage points and gained 32,752 more votes in the county than Mitt Romney in 2012. Trump won Grand Traverse County by 13 points, and also outperformed Romney there.mlive.com
Michigan General Election Results for Washington Township on Nov. 3, 2020
The 2020 General Election will be held on November 3. You can find results for Washington Township here. Live results: Michigan General Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020 Find Race ResultsFind more election results and news on the Decision 2020 page. 🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Donald Trump Jr. holds MAGA rally in Washington Township on Monday
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Hundreds of supporters showed up at a Make America Great Again rally with Donald Trump Jr. in Washington Township on Monday. Only eight days before Election Day and the Trump campaign is blanketing the state. “In 2016 Donald Trump made promises, he’s actually delivered on those promises, right? In 2016 Trump consistently campaigned in Michigan and managed to flip the state, now his campaign is keeping up the pace and intensity. Read more: President Donald Trump to hold rally in Michigan 1 week before Election DayMacomb County was one of the key counties that helped Trump win Michigan in the 2016 presidential race.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Washington Township workers moved the rock Thursday morning to its new home at the Romeo District Library on Van Dyke. The billboard of goodwill for greetings, birthday wishes and celebrations had been a welcoming beacon into Washington Township. In June, “Black Lives Matter” was painted on the rock, which started a volley of racial slurs and a back-and-forth struggle to control the message on the rock. While plans were being made to move the rock by late 2021, the contentious back-and-forth made the land owners uncomfortable. The library accepted Romeo Rock with open arms.
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District Library
Romeo Rock moves to new location at Romeo District LibraryPublished: July 9, 2020, 5:40 pmThe iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had sat on private land for more than four decades, but after it was vandalized with racial slurs, the owners wanted it gone.
Washington Township water restrictions put in place
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Due to an increase in demand, Washington Township public water customers will immediately be required to restrict outside water use to an even-odd schedule. Public water customers with an address ending in an odd number are only to water on odd calendar days. Meanwhile, public water customers with an address ending in an even number are only to water on even calendar days. It is essential that Washington Township public water customers water comply with these restrictions to limit future water rates increases from the Great Lakes Water Authority. These restrictions have been adopted in order to receive the best rates possible for public water customers.
1 dead, 2 stabbed during alleged ‘drug deal gone wrong’ in Port Huron Township, police say
PORT HURON CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police are investigating what is believed to be a drug deal gone bad in Port Huron Charter Township early Wednesday morning. One person is dead and two others suffered stab wounds during the incident, officials said. The Port Huron Charter Township man provided information regarding the assault to officers and was then transported to the hospital. Port Huron police identified and stopped a vehicle in connection with the incident at about 4:30 a.m., officials said. A 21-year-old Washington Township man was also in the car and suffered from lacerations.
Around 1,000 protesters gather near ‘Romeo Rock’ in Washington Township
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A large protest formed in Washington Township on Friday as around 1,000 people gathered near the “Romeo Rock.”There has been controversy surrounding the rock since racist graffiti was sprayed on it earlier in the week. READ: Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slurDemonstrators took to the streets Friday in support of Black Lives Matter. The tiny Romeo community of about 3,600 people was rocked earlier this week when vandals wrote racial slurs on the rock, which is a landmark. The rock had been painted with the Black Lives Matter slogan before it was vandalized. Demonstrators Friday said their collective voice will drown out the few who vandalized their beloved rock.
Future of ‘Romeo Rock’ uncertain after ‘Black Lives Matter’ message replaced with racial slur
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The future of the “Romeo Rock” is up in the air as the owners fear the back-and-forth between people spray painting “Black Lives Matter” and others replacing it with racist messages could turn violent. For years, the rock has been on a private piece of property in Washington Township, just to the south of Romeo. But during the weekend, “Black Lives Matter” was pained on the rock, replaced with “all lives matter,” changed back to “Black Lives Matter” and then replaced with a racial slur, officials said. Now the rock has become a rallying place as regular citizens became civil rights warriors and sentries who guard the rock and the current message that Romeo will not tolerate racism. But the situation is complicated as the property is being torn up to make way for a new strip mall.
Romeo community comes together to promote peace after racial slurs painted on iconic rock
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An iconic rock that normally welcomes people into Romeo had a peaceful message on it vandalized with racial slurs. The iconic rock is usually a beacon of unity featuring happy birthday messages, congratulations messages, and other messages of hope. READ: Here’s how you can support the fight against racial injustice without leaving your homeOver the weekend someone painted “Black Lives Matter” on it. Someone else changed to “all lives matter” and it went back and forth all day. On Sunday night, the Romeo High School basketball coach drove by and someone had written racial slurs on the rock.
Watch Local 4 News at 4 -- June 8, 2020
Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at 4:Black Lives Matter sign vandalized with racial slursIn Washington Township, the battle over the Black Lives Matter movement is taking place with spray paint and an iconic rock that normally welcomes people into the community. Over the weekend the peaceful message took a turn when someone painted racial slurs over it.
Remains of soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to U.S. on Christmas Day
The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sergeant 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern Kunduz province. Scores of Afghan civilians are also killed in the crossfire or by roadside bombs planted by militants. According to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Goble was originally from Westwood, New Jersey. He was previously deployed to Afghanistan in March thru October 2007 and May 2008 thru January 2009.cbsnews.com
Masked attacker who stabbed man at Washington Township ATM charged
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has charged Zachariah Thorton in connection with attacking a Shelby Township man at a Chase Bank drive through ATM in Washington Township on Nov. 16. Thorton has been charged with assault with intent to rob while armed, a felony with a sentence of up to life in prison, for attacking the Shelby Township resident. Original Story: Person stabbed by masked attacker while trying to use Washington Township ATMPolice and prosecutors allege that the suspect, wearing all black, including a face-covering and gloves, approached the victim from behind as he was using the ATM. Thorton demanded money from the victim, and the victim tried pushing him away. “I commend the due diligent efforts of the Sheriff’s Deputies in apprehending and removing this dangerous criminal from the streets.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Nov. 17, 2019
A person was stabbed Saturday while trying to use a Chase Bank ATM on 26 Mile and Van Dyke in Washington Township. A recall has been issued on two pound frozen bags of Quest beef cat food over fears it may be contaminated with salmonella. One person was hospitalized after a fire broke out at a Dearborn home Saturday night on Oxford Street between Decatur and Pardee. Temperatures will be in the teens and low 20s Sunday morning. Highs are expected to only reach the middle 30s today.
Paul Bashi appears in court Oct. 23, 2019
Paul Bashi, 35, was caught on video brutally attacking his girlfriend July 29, 2018, inside a Washington Township home. He pleaded no contest to attempted murder, torture and illegal steroid charges... Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Video shows Macomb County bodybuilder brutally attacking girlfriend
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Surveillance video from inside a Washington Township home shows a bodybuilder brutally attacking his girlfriend Sunday. More than 30 minutes of footage allegedly shows Paul Bashi, 35, punching, kicking, stabbing and burning his 22-year-old girlfriend. Sources said the footage shows Bashi looking at his girlfriend's phone before he starts assaulting her. She was allegedly hit 50 times, kicked 100 times, stabbed more than 24 times with different knives and burned with hot wax. Prosecutors said the bodybuilder left his girlfriend lying on the porch of their Washington Township home to die.
26 Mile Road construction completed, road open to traffic
MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Construction on westbound 26 Mile Road has been completed and the road is open to traffic, according to the Macomb County Department of Roads. Westbound 26 Mile Road east of Stony Creek Park Bridge, Washington Township, Shelby Township had been closed for construction.